Book covers for our new, upcoming children's books series, Animals Stories
These are the character drawings of the main character, Pauli, from our upcoming children's picture book 'Pauli The Pirate'.
It took me quite a while to come up with a character I liked.
I've done 30 character drawings in different poses, and now I'm going to trace the drawings on to cartridge sheets and color them in watercolor. I will paint the other characters - the parrot and the tiger - and the backgrounds - jungle and ocean scenes - separately, and then, once I'm done, I will combine everything on the computer and give the illustrations any additional touches if needed.
It's a very fun book to work on and I'm enjoying myself tremendously!
I hope to finish it this month.
Our new children's picture book Good Morning, Chickalina! is finally available on Amazon.
The blurb reads -
"This charming, illustrated book introduces beginner readers to Chickalina, a good little chick who likes to help her parents, Papa Rooster and Mama Hen, whenever possible. In this story, Papa Rooster has a bad cold and something must be done so that he won't miss the Kuk Kudu Ku when the sun rises.
This is the first of a series of Chickalina picture books, featuring Chickalina's family and their various animal and human friends. Wild animals, domestic animals, farm animals (none of whom are ever, ever, ever, eaten!) and civilized human beings predominate in these wonderful children's books."
I had a lot of fun writing and illustrating this picture book. The illustrations, of course, took a lot longer than the writing, and just when I thought I was done, I remembered I hadn't illustrated the various herbs that Chickalina collects from her friends. So I did those and added them to the main illustrations. And then I realized Chickalina needed a little basket to carry them in, and so that was put in too.
I'm pretty well satisfied with this book - it's one that will stand on its own.